But he would seem in some degree to have adapted his manner of writing to the subjectmatter in hand.
The book contains disclosures by Christ, the Virgin and Beliar and much of the subjectmatter is ancient.
He was a man of science - one who by the vigorous study of his subject matter sought from that subjectmatter itself to deduce laws.
The philosophy of Plato is dialogue trying to become science; that of Aristotle science retaining traces of dialectic. Secondly as regards subjectmatter, even in his early writings Aristotle tends to widen the scope of philosophic inquiry, so as not only to embrace metaphysics and politics, but also to encourage rhetoric and poetics, which Plato tended to discourage or limit.
The religious books are textually very corrupt, one-sided in their subjectmatter, and distributed over a period of more than two thousand years.
To this end it will be convenient to treat the subjectmatter of the book under three main heads: (a) the historical portion (ch.
But there are also points of difference both as regards phraseology and subjectmatter, and in view of these latter it is impossible to hold that Ezekiel was either the author or compiler of this chapter.
Philosophy, even under its most discredited name of metaphysics, has no other subjectmatter than the nature of the real world, as that world lies around us in everyday life, and lies open to observers on every side.